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  1. Union growth 18 January 2006

    Kenya: KNUT resists budget cuts

    EI affiliate the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has vowed to resist any attempts by the Minister for Finance to slash the budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Education.

    Kenya: KNUT resists budget cuts
  2. Standards and working conditions 13 January 2006

    France: Demonstrations planned from 30 January

    EI affiliates in France will be joined by the national students’ union UNEF between January 30 and February 4 in protesting against the government’s lack of investment in education.

    France: Demonstrations planned from 30 January
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 January 2006

    Botswana reintroduces school fees

    Botswana has announced the reintroduction of fees in its state secondary schools after more than 20 years of free education.

    Botswana reintroduces school fees
  4. Standards and working conditions 11 January 2006

    Georgia: Government meets teachers' demands following rally

    A rally organised by EI affiliate the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG) was successful in persuading the Parliament of Georgia to increase the funding of education during the budget discussion.

    Georgia: Government meets teachers' demands following rally
  5. Union growth 10 January 2006

    Montenegro: Success for Education Union as Collective Agreement signed

    The Government of the Republic of Montenegro signed the Branch Collective Agreement with EI affiliate the Independent Union of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Montenegro (ITUESCSM) on 23 December, 2005 after Education International’s intervention.

    Montenegro: Success for Education Union as Collective Agreement signed
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 January 2006

    South Africa: Poor parents miss out on fees waiver

    No state school opening its doors over the next two weeks is likely to waive fees, despite Education Minister Naledi Pandor’s promise to that effect, EI affiliate SADTU said.

    South Africa: Poor parents miss out on fees waiver
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 9 January 2006

    Cambodia: The UN defends trade union rights

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement on 4 January deploring the "series of defamation, incitement and disinformation law suits and arrests of members of civil society, trade unions, media and the Sam Rainsy opposition party in the course of last year."

    Cambodia: The UN defends trade union rights
  8. Union growth 6 January 2006

    Bulgaria: Hunger Strike ends, unions remain on strike alert until demands are met

    Bulgarian teachers stopped their hunger strike in December, though EI affiliates SEB and Podkrepa have refused to sign a wage agreement offered by the government and will remain on strike alert when term commences on 10 th January.

    Bulgaria: Hunger Strike ends, unions remain on strike alert until demands are met
  9. Standards and working conditions 4 January 2006

    Jamaica: Teachers aim for 55% pay increase

    The Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) is seeking a 55 per cent increase over the 2006-2008 contract period after a two year wage freeze under the Public Sector Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    Jamaica: Teachers aim for 55% pay increase
  10. Union growth 22 December 2005

    Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update

    Fifteen separate charges, including conspiracy, armed insurrection, attempting to subvert the constitution, high treason and genocide, were presented in court by prosecutors on 16 December against the 131 government opponents and critics detained by Ethiopian authorities.

    Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update
  11. Union growth 21 December 2005

    Cambodia: Urgent Action Appeal Update

    Education International is continuing to exert pressure on the government of Cambodia to request the immediate release of Mr. Rong Chhun, President of CITA, and the withdrawal of arrest warrants against three other democratic leaders.

    Cambodia: Urgent Action Appeal Update
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 20 December 2005

    Bulgaria: Teachers are soon entering their second month of strike

    Bulgarian teachers organised by EI affiliates SEB and PODKREPA started their strike for better working conditions on 25 November. On 18 December, the president of SEB, Janka Takeva, addressed an open letter to the representative of the International Monetary Fund who took part in a meeting with the Bulgarian Ministry...

    Bulgaria: Teachers are soon entering their second month of strike
  13. Union renewal and development 18 December 2005

    Press Release 18/2005: Education International announces collaboration with Global Learning Portal to bring online resources to millions more educators worldwide

    Education International, the world’s largest federation of teachers' unions with 29 million members worldwide today announced a partnership with the Global Learning Portal. This powerful online network and set of collaborative tools will benefit teachers, administrators, and education policymakers around the world.

    Press Release 18/2005: Education International announces collaboration with Global Learning Portal to bring online resources to millions more educators worldwide
  14. Union growth 16 December 2005

    Guatemala: Urgent Action Appeal update

    EI issued a letter to its Latin American colleagues on 8 December, urging them to step up their solidarity with Guatemalan affiliate, the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Educación (STEG).

    Guatemala: Urgent Action Appeal update